5J. The Language and Culture of Consumerism
ColWrit 5J. The Language and Culture of Consumerism
Open to high school students only.
This course challenges students to use their English language critical listening, speaking and note-taking skills while focusing on sociological and economic issues related to shopping and consumerism. Students will listen to lectures, learn new vocabulary, watch and critique video and film clips and examine conflicting beliefs from articles in the media and journals, as well as from their own experiences based on field work completed outside of class. The course requires students to participate in discussions, debates and presentations while reflecting on personal views. This course is of special interest to students who need to focus on conversation skills in and outside of academic settings.
Please note, students enrolling in Colwrit/ESL 5J course must take an online placement exam.